Grants and Special Events Associate


National Office

Marlton, NJ



Organizational Overview:

Better Tomorrows is a non-profit organization whose mission is supporting lives and empowering communities to over 25,000 low-income residents across the country so they can thrive.


Job Functions:

The Development & Special Events Associate will serve as an integral member of Better Tomorrows’ fundraising, marketing and special event team. 


Development and Fundraising:

-Assist Director of Development to research, identify, cultivate and solicit government, state, foundations and corporations for funding support.

-Track all grant funding including upcoming deadlines, submitted applications, and funded applications. --Complete and submit all requiring reports and documentation for funders. Assist with grant proposal development.

-Initiate, maintain and update foundation and corporate files. Keep up to date information on contributors and provide accurate reports of contributions.

-Ensure that accurate gift records are kept and maintained and provide timely personalized responses and acknowledgement of contributions.

-Provide technical assistance to the Director of Development and President & CEO for the development and execution of annual campaigns and other appeals as necessary.

-Oversee the prospect/donor database, special event records, solicitation reports, all interactions, research and development plans.

-Work closely with Community Impact team on implementation of grant deliverables on specific projects.

-Work with Director of Development on implementing fund-raising and marketing strategies related to social media, peer to peer fund-raising and brand and organizational leadership awareness.


Special Events:

-Assist in the planning, development and implementation of all aspects of the organization’s special events in conjunction with the President & CEO, Director of Development and special event committees and board committees. Manage and oversee the creation of event related invitations, brochures, save the dates, program books, signage and all other collateral materials as they relate to special events within the portfolio. Work with the Director of Development to market events through social media, email, website and collateral materials.

-Secure and maintain relationships with event sponsors and donors as well as with current and potential volunteers.

-Oversee and manage all event solicitations. Work closely with a variety of vendors and venues necessary for event execution. Oversee and manage event project timelines.

-Monitor and prepare ongoing event progress reports. Evaluate event results and prepares recommendations for future events as needed.

-Create, manage and oversee special events budgets, including tracking and processing all event related invoices.

-Oversee and execute all smaller special events to educate and cultivate new and existing donors.

-Assist in the development of community related events at local communities nationwide to further grass roots development of relationships and funding opportunities.


Administrative Responsibilities:

-Submit any required projections, reports, statistics required to support the agency fund-raising efforts including reports for funders regarding utilization of funds and delivery of programs.

-Monitor department performance based on established goals and timetables.

-Represent Better Tomorrows in the community at relevant meetings, serve on appropriate committees, and attend events to assist in maintaining a favorable image for Better Tomorrows within the community at large.

-Ensure compliance with agency Code of Ethics.

-Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Development



-Bachelor's degree

-Minimum of two years of experience in fundraising, development and/or special events.

-Excellent writing and organizational skills; ability to prioritize work and dedicated to getting the job done well.

-Independent, self-directed worker with a high degree of professionalism.

-Passion for the Better Tomorrows’ mission and the communities and individuals we serve.

-Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and to manage up as well as laterally.

-Must have advanced skills in the use of Word, Excel, & PowerPoint; Access skills preferred. Additional skills in the use of Photoshop, Constant Contact Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Illustrator are highly desirable.


Pre-employment checks are required before employment can begin.​
Better Tomorrows is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
No phone calls please.


Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to:


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